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Gastronomica (2017) 17 (1): 15–19.
Published: 01 February 2017
... participate in these ventures do so to travel, gain experience, and support organic farms yet rarely consider the impact of their voluntary labor on waged labor. I suggest that their interest in DIY experimentation more generally reflects different relationships to work than their middle-class parents enjoyed...
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Gastronomica (2012) 12 (2): 72–76.
Published: 01 May 2012
... immigrant days on the Lower East Side and the shtetls of Eastern Europe. Consequently, kosher food has become overly reliant on large-scale food production. Small efforts to further adapt the kosher industry to small-scale production and fair-labor rights are underway, though a long way off. © 2012 The...
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Gastronomica (2009) 9 (2): 57–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
...jimmye hillman While I was growing up on a subsistence farm in Greene County, Mississippi, food was something we ate three times a day in order to survive and be healthy, and to provide energy for farm labor. Food was important to our family social life. Barbecues and watermelon cutting come to...
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Gastronomica (2006) 6 (2): 19–24.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., Rouse taught hundreds of young people how to eat, but also that cooking was a labor of love and a genuine aesthetic pursuit. His humor, whimsy, and inventive extravagance left a legacy which links inextricably food and politics to our fundamental way of being in the world. ©© 2006 BY THE REGENTS OF...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 84–85.
Published: 01 August 2020
... them to their new environment. The pandemic nonetheless highlighted some of the vul- nerabilities concerning daily wage-earning laborers and street hawkers. Many low-income day laborers who come to my neighborhood to work as helpers in construction sites and wealthy houses lost their income because of...
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Gastronomica (2006) 6 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 February 2006
... at its most dramatic historical divide, the moment when it became a mass produced product and was widely reinterpreted for the public through advertising. In Shakespeare's day, gelatin took meaning from two primary contexts: household labor practices (namely, the violent and highly visible process by...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 97.
Published: 01 August 2020
...-permissions . 2020 The Regents of the University of California Labor and the Love of Asparagus: A German Panic APRIL 9, 2020: TUTTLINGEN, GERMANY Asparagus Harvest in Danger! No Asparagus Because of Corona? The Asparagus Crisis! These kinds of headlines threw many Germans into turmoil at the end of...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 17–18.
Published: 01 August 2020
... are not limited to ownership and management. Without an economy of scale, the typical restaurant with a liquor license generates the vast majority of its profit by selling beverages. Yet, after salaried managers, cooks represent the next highest labor expenditure, despite being significantly underpaid...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 53–54.
Published: 01 August 2020
... team fighting child labor, worked with extraordinary women community leaders to roll out plans. Food ought to bring comfort, but COVID-19 reduced dis- tribution to a distant ritual. Community leaders organized folks in socially distanced rows, each lugging off a month s supplies in heavy sacks. The...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 26–27.
Published: 01 August 2020
... often painted in broad strokes. In a city that has pursued economic development relentlessly, the industry with labor-intensive processes and often low returns has struggled to remain sustainable. The question of succession, in particular, has always loomed over its future. Many hawkers are advanced in...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 102–103.
Published: 01 August 2020
... shortages but because of its reliance on and exploitation of un- documented migrant laborers who are key in harvesting pro- duce and who are currently affected by the coronavirus crisis. In fact, in recent days, the Italian news reported cases of coronavirus in Selam Palace, a nine-story building that used...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 60–61.
Published: 01 August 2020
... was flooded with news about India s laborers starving in the face of the crisis-imposed lockdown. Right above it was my own story: a carefully composed photograph of mushroom and peas quesadillas, Spanish rice, and guacamole I had whipped up in my kitchen the previous night. I had Facebook friends who...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 41–42.
Published: 01 August 2020
... from a bowl while working on-screen. In the obviously feminized labor of care and domesticity (Cairns and Johnston 2015), rasam is often described as med- icine, a way to brew relevant herbs into one s meal. In the past few months, my social media networks have been pep- pered with suggestions to...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 90–91.
Published: 01 August 2020
... a motley array of misfit ingredients feels nearly as daunting as the virus itself. My appointment is still eight days away. I call a close friend; we agree it s best I stay with him and his son. The labors of my anxiety-driven grocery runs mingle in his pantry of beans and rice, soups, and wine...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 82–83.
Published: 01 August 2020
... way private jets are es- sential to people who have never had to fly commercial and never will. Still, I was relieved to have a job. The early days of the outbreak were filled with uncertainty and anxiety. The store manager was very transparent about the imminent labor cuts. I looked into whether...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 79–81.
Published: 01 August 2020
... pandemic has revealed the fragility of notions such as food self-sufficiency and security. Governments have restricted the movement of people including the imported labor doing agricultural work while also halting non- essential economic activities. This has disrupted supply chains and global trade. Japan...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 114–115.
Published: 01 August 2020
... expositions on the development of ethical reasoning, to case studies on food justice stories that effectively describe, for in- stance, the struggles of migrant farm laborers to battle oppressive working conditions. The core theme of the book, which draws a direct line from composing a narrative to developing...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 50–52.
Published: 01 August 2020
... restau- rateur, laid off 80 percent of his labor force. I just read David Chang s interview predicting the demise of independent fine dining restaurants (Marchese 2020). Cheap, immigrant-owned restaurants will return but under new ownership. The restau- rants I studied in The Ethnic Restaurateur were...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 104–105.
Published: 01 August 2020
... virus does not damage trees or fruit), we are not so easily able to share the products of our labor. All of the Burlington restaurants where servers will cheerfully explain about the resurgent craft cider movement in Vermont and beyond are closed. Or only serving takeout with curbside pickup. It s hard...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 115–116.
Published: 01 August 2020
... entries on gardening and food pantry volunteering to philosophical expositions on the development of ethical reasoning, to case studies on food justice stories that effectively describe, for in- stance, the struggles of migrant farm laborers to battle oppressive working conditions. The core theme of the...